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Any idea what this painless gum lump is ?



Jul 30, 2014
I had a filling last Monday, on Wednesday I noticed a lump attached to the gum by the filled tooth. I am booking a dentist appointment but in the meantime, any idea what it is ? Image is attached. It is painless, but I do remember back at Christmas time I had 5 days of sheer agony in that area, but it went away, and I have been pain free for 5 weeks. This lump only appeared in the days after a filling that was done in that area to remove some hidden decay which was discovered on an x-ray. At the time of the x-ray I asked if there was any sign of infection on it, given the pain I had at Christmas, but nothing showed up.

So any ideas ? I know I should find out soon for sure but purely curious in the meantime if it is obvious. it is shiny, smooth, and a bit squidgy. Can it be anything but an abscess ? Is there any chance it can be drained without extra work being done ?

Thanks all !!